Casey Candelaria
Casey Candelaria
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: Martin Luther King HS
Previous College: Riverside CC
Position: Distance
Experience: JC

Competed in 12 events, two indoor competitions, for the Titans during the 2013 track & field season...finished first at the Big West Challenge in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:34.17...holds six of the top seven times for the 800-meter run for the Titans with her best time coming at 2:13.87...had her highest place in the one-mile run at the Run for the Dream event in Fresno, Calif., on February 17 when she placed fourth with a time of 5:22.83...had her best time, 5:15.25, in the one-mile run at the Husky Classic on February 8-9, which was the second best for a Titan during the 2013 season. 

Competed in five cross country meets of the season...posted her best finish of 31st overall (25 points) with a time of 19:43.5 at the Mark Covert Classic on Sept. 1...posted her best 6k time of 22:45.3 at the Big West Conference Championship on Oct. 2

CROSS COUNTRY JUNIOR (2011): Ran in five cross country meets for the Titans... posted a 5K time of 18:57.25 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Oct. 1 to finish 79th... posted her best 6K time of 22:35.0 at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 17 to finish 83rd... had her best finish of 44th at the Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15 in a time of 23:20.71.

Ran two seasons for the Tigers in the Orange Empire Conference under coaches Mike Barbee, Damien Smith, and Abdul Morceli... graduated with distinction with an AA degree in physical health and wellness... finished third as a sophomore in 2011 at the CCCAA Championships in the 1,500m... posted a personal best of 18:59 in the cross county 5K, 4:34 in the 1,500m, and 2:15 in the 800m.

Ran two seasons of varsity cross country and three years of varsity track under coaches Brad Peters and John Corona... CIF finals participant as both a junior and senior.

Born in Fullerton... parents are Chris and Rachelle... has two brothers (Cameron and Garrett) and a sister (Madison)... majoring in child and adolescent development... lists family, her boyfriend, church, babysitting, swimming, cooking, reading, photography/videography, music, movies, decorating, and scrapbooking among her hobbies and interests.

Place(s) to Run: Carbon Canyon
Athletic Team: Cal State Fullerton and Team USA
Athlete: Abdul Morceli
Movies: Les Miserables, Princess Diaries, Despicable Me
Musical Artist: Coldplay, Justin Nozuka
Actor/Actress: Anne Hathaway
Food: Banana baby food, Mexican Food